Early in my journalism career, I worked for a newspaper in Yonker New York, a gritty urban district that was then in the midst of a nasty housing and school desegregation conflict. The Yonkers school system has come a long way since then, thanks largely to administrators like Brian Schulder, the district's security chief. As my colleague Matt Zalaznick learned when he spent a day with him, Schulder is no transplanted beat cop; he's a longtime district teacher and coach, and he approaches his job of keeping students and staff safe from the perspective of an educator. Matt's report starts on page 46.
Also in this issue, we look at alternative ways to tackle chronic absenteeism and at how some districts are experimenting with multiage classrooms. Our tech story identifies some often-overlooked sources of grants and funding.
And elsewhere ...
The national teacher shortage is getting so bad that tens of thousands of students in districts across the country now get lessons live streamed into their classrooms. "It's weird at first, but you get used to it," says a senior at a Texas high school. In The Wall Street Journal, see "In More High School Classes, the Teacher Is on a Screen." DAmag.me/screen
Until next time,
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2018|
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